tv [untitled] October 2, 2012 10:00am-10:30am EDT
georgia's president saakashvili admitting defeat for his party in parliamentary elections despite reports of massive electoral fraud and ballot stuffing in its favor. un members once again failed to find common ground on syria with the final day of the general assembly marked find to moscow's people blaming rubble friendly countries for backing terror and sidelining peace. and rest and noticed any uprising is claiming more lives so that the young man dies in prison where he spent some months for taking part in anti regime protests which are largely ignored by the west.
hello and welcome to r t were on screen and online twenty four hours a day seven days a week i'm karen tara well georgia is entering a new political era with president saakashvili admitting defeat for his ruling party in parliamentary elections the opposition bloc georgian dream will now form a new government effectively ending the current regimes decade long monopoly on power. has been following the vote count in tbilisi. statement is as sensational as the outcome of the voting may eventually become he already said despite the voting vote counting still continuing that he sparty admits defeat and now will work in opposition but despite that statement there are still growing concerns among the opposition members that the governing forces may still be stalling the outcome of this vote the vote count is going very slowly it's
less than three million votes to be counted but ever since the polling stations closed last night less than thirty percent of the votes have been counted so far and also the international ngo called international transparency in georgia reported a very serious violation and even received the footage of mosques to men entering a polling station in georgia taking everybody out from the polling stations and the that n.-g. o. claims that the result at this particular polling station was altered in the favor of the ruling party the u.n. am as it stands the opposition party is in the lead with a little more than fifty percent and the governing party the ruling party the unanimous trailing behind with closer to forty percent and as it stands if the such result comes that to be eventually in the end we are in for the first peaceful transition of power in georgia ever since the collapse of the u.s.s.r. the party which will have the majority in the parliament all the alliance of parties will then be able to appoint a prime minister who according to new amendments by the constitution will have the
same powers as president next year when saakashvili is that is down basically saakashvili and his party which proposed these amendments in a way dug their own hole because nobody expected last year when businessmen eventually form the georgia dream party that anybody could post competition to the ruling party their rating was at the around seventy percent certainly dented move from the opposition unprecedented rise but a large credit on that comes from the scandal which happened in september when the footage of prison abuse and sexual torture in georgian prisons was released causing massive outcry causing mass protests in the streets. the georgian cities nevertheless the opposition seems to be winning this election and right now the people are celebrating as they were celebrating last night though given the past record of violent protests in georgia nobody can still rule out if this result changes then the people may take to the streets and we still may see some bloodletting action in the streets of georgian cities. the leader of the opposition
coalition billionaire ivanishvili has already called on president saakashvili to resign but professor mark all meant who's a co-author of the book post communist georgia a short history thanks that despite admitting defeat is not likely to give up power easily it could be a dramatic change or it could be the herald of a period of infighting so surely may well try to shape the situation to both bring support or to part two if you like protect him in the future but also to try to split the georgian dream coalition remember it's a role the disparate group of people who have been primarily united by the whole stability to selfishly even if you like this you're a soccer shooting today so history is admission of defeat in a sense perhaps shows that he's a wounded animal but the would be still a fear that he would use the prerogatives of the president to try to split the opposition or to try to create perhaps a crisis that will restore his position and our correspondent alex is also keeping
us updated on what's happening in georgia via his twitter feed he's now citing sources saying that supporters of the opposition are gathering outside of the central election commission as they fear there may have been fraud during the vote you can follow him for all the latest from the streets of the capital tbilisi. the syrian crisis dominated every day of the un general assembly meeting in new york but fiery speeches and discussions didn't bring the international community any closer to finding a solution when given the floor on the final day of gathering syria's foreign minister made it clear that peace cannot be reached while several countries persistently arm and finance the opposition. has the details. well he. spoke at length about the ongoing eighteen month civil war taking place in his
country he accused the u.s. france turkey saudi arabia and qatar of inducing and aiding terrorism in his country by those countries actually arming financing and supporting the opposition groups in syria he went on to say that the holes that western countries are making for president bashar al assad to step down is not only provoking more bloodshed in his country but he says it's also a believe an interference into syria's domestic affairs he said this success of any international effort in syria would require countries including turkey saudi arabia qatar and libya to stop arming funding and training the syrian opposition and to rather encourage dialogue but we heard u.s. president barack obama first call for. president bashar al assad to step down and that his sentiments were echoed by britain and by france just as the u.s.
he says stood by supported and helped liberate the people in libya he would like to see the same thing done in syria but on the other hand you have many other countries such as russia china brazil and so on and so forth saying that there can't be any outside intervention into what's taking place in syria this is a crisis that needs to be decided and between the parties between the syrian government and the opposition but as we've been reporting for the past week everybody's talking about the crisis in syria but not clear how to exactly solve it . damascus says the lion's share of those fighting under the banner of syrian rebels are foreign mercenaries but some reports putting the number at over ninety percent beirut based political analyst roula told us such claims are backed by the videos opposition fighters post online. all the you tube.
videos taken by by the rebels themselves those who oppose the. opposition rages on facebook and elsewhere you could tell from the accent of those. different accent from different countries in the arab world i mean the libyans and yemenis and. different nationalities much less you can the syrian actually during those videos where you see the. regime slaughtered by by those terrorists the saudis and the qataris they are playing russian roulette if i may say they would like to seize control of the. in their own minds the minds they want to create. throughout the region it's not good and they don't want to implement freedoms and democracy because if
they wanted to do so they should have started in their own countries especially in saudi arabia. as westerners are firmly fixed on the syrian conflict the slow burning revolt in bahrain is claiming more lives a man has died in prison after having spent several months there for taking part in anti regime protests something which he denied his lawyer claims the twenty two year old was refused adequate health treatment while in detention meanwhile five medics have been jailed in the gulf kingdom for their role in pro-democracy demonstrations in charges which have been condemned as politically motivated by rights groups it's just a day after they and four other doctors lost their jail terms in the country's highest court the medics were part of a group which treated protesters injured during the state crackdown on anti-government demonstrations last february. from the country's largest opposition party says the courts have long been in the rulers as. pockets of. international
but the international but he is talking about as not justice and bottom end the whole process and not that it be and because just in the control of the ruling i mean the doors will torture the torture of these medics where not even attending to the station for their cause and the court did no good can call upon them to be jailed for some time so see that by the stand when it comes to that people are. people who will be in subjected to torture. or even killing the court just totally ignoring. a guilty. as you will find ten and so these a book or so that's what they're saying and they had to be in prisons like maybe their job even or just expressing their opinions this is their sort of just not
that if you. and in afghanistan nato troops could be out sooner than previously planned it's in light of the surge of insider attacks on u.s. soldiers and plummeting morale among the troops more on that coming up plus. president light of a person criticizes the use furred energy package saying it could lead to a financial collapse and gas transportation all that and more after a short break. in the money under god these men and women are walking one of the longest and probably the loneliest road in the world they reenacting march into exile made by thousands and czarist russia. if i was his three hundred years ago i may have disappeared my local lord i may have deserted from the army or
a variety of other crimes the result was the same what my fellow prisoners around me i've got a long and very cold walk ahead into exile in siberia it took them years to get their summers winters entire years a lot of people died on the way this group in the western siberian region of omsk discovered they're living on the only surviving stretch of the original nine thousand kilometers of the siberian exiles track that's had no modern changes made to it he's going to discover that he's descended from some of these exiles and decided to build a museum telling a story he and his re-enact is now receiving letters from all over the world to show them what it was like for these goody goody is that it's scary to put the shackles on of course but it's interesting if we don't remember our history we will have no future. it's a monument to one of the restructures cruelest chapters. the city serves as the capital of anticommunist white russian leader admiral culture in the. the war from
one thousand nine hundred to nine hundred ninety one thousand residents who live here there to study of the man like the maintenance of this building has remained a taboo right up until the present day or we still receive hate mail saying that he hanged a lot of people and was famous for severe punishment it's all true but it was at a time of civil war both sides were monstrously cruel it is sadly the theme of cruelty which links so much of history to the rest of russia's particularly of exile where they were an arab or a criminal. i . mak to our team with me karen tara wall made us chief has admitted the alliances withdrawal from afghanistan could be accelerated
due to the taliban strategy of insider attacks it comes as the number of u.s. soldiers killed during the invasion and eleven year occupation has reached the two thousand mark according to the nato secretary general the so-called green on blue attacks all western soldiers have undermined troop morale they've also affected nato afghan relations as the alliance prepares to hand security responsibilities to local forces middle east academic adamant from the american university in washington believes nato has brought afghan hostility upon itself. well first of all there are there is the issue of the difficulty of trying to impose order and or a certain kind of order by foreign powers on afghanistan but other part of it has to do also with the policies which have been pursued by nato in afghanistan these policies have not really transformed they question on the ground they have not
greatly improved the lives of bad people and they have not contributed to building up. gun infrastructure as some had promised more importantly i think what we are seeing is that there is a spawns from population which a certain extent is reflected by the counter attacks from taliban and its allies there is a great deal of resentment against that by drones which have led to the deaths of many many innocent civilians in afghanistan live in the afghan president himself karzai has called on nato to curb the efforts and stop the. because they are ending up killing a lot of innocents and creating a great deal of the ngo to unpack in isn't colored nato discontent with the conflict is also growing in the u.k. this hour we hear from a british m.p.
who is suspended from the house of commons for his fiery anti-war speech. this war is be improved by those that have the need canada that brought their troops home two years ago so the netherlands french new zealanders are coming out early absolutely no reason why you shouldn't bring our troops home now the only reason is that we tied in with the politics of the united states we had an independent state we have to remind ourselves of that we can take our own decisions and what we're going to see in the future is deepening trouble they'll be more slaughter because of this whole of this fictitious fictitious aims of the war we see to collapse. as europe's economic plight deepens more and more people are being forced onto the streets by poverty and desperation in the u.k.
it's led to an increase in modern day slavery a some are taking advantage of those left homeless archies laura smith has more from london. and the mayor here but to be able to do it right like that the underbelly in which the vulnerable are exploited by the other group and it's getting the media police and home with tyrants is the reporting of rise in few minutes trafficking to the hate and the targeting of homeless people who are then forced to work with little or no pay the passives de censor in london's victoria is the city's biggest voluntary day and so for the homeless today its clients are regularly targeted by gangs both at the center and when they congregate at mobile food banks. what tends to happen is that people are given a promise. is never really fulfilled so the most recent one we hired was someone
was approached just outside this very building in of iran where they were told that they could. we took him to belgium to get free accommodation so. they were trying to apply the dependency issues so someone's clearly been drinking the story and we would drink we give you lots of work. luckily we were able to add to the moment of courage and commitment people the reality is in some cases it can be imprisonment in many cases the homeless off with alcohol as a reward all told their families back home will be harmed if they talk about what happened to them and pasted on many berets at. factories and farms across england but his wages were paid to the gang who rule him a fifty one year old man who would know me well know that it's in the. black hole in the pepsi drawing and to break it here you. believe they must be
a good tasting appears to be done by organized gangs and they're getting more success both claim this territory is the reports of thirty seven instances of slave labor this year up from twenty two last year of more than seventy percent so that also where a big gang that traffics people from a town in lithuania as often as twice a week. over an hour to dot com we've got some news of some high powered social networking russia's prime minister dmitry medvedev has added a famous new friend on facebook find out what the site's founder mark zuckerberg was doing in moscow as a tech savvy and. also online know women how to cry about the round over the unusual airbrushing of the current ikea catalogue in saudi arabia. more than two years in jail in the trial has yet to happen the lawyer for the u.s. soldier bradley manning has again demanded that the charges against him be dropped manning is accused of treason after allegedly transferring top secret files to wiki
leaks but the whistleblower support movement is gaining momentum as archie's christine freezone explains. his name. has evolved into a movement a movement with a mission to truth as the points. maybe an idealist stage but there are things worth fighting for those who attended the event hope to eventually see accused wiki leaks or bradley manning freed from prison he's already spent eight hundred sixty two days there much of it in solitary confinement and still has not gone to trial we are here because the truth is on trial bradley is not a traitor. he's not a spot but a truth teller and i was a former national security agency executive thomas drake is a whistleblower as well like manning charged by the government under the espionage
act he revealed information to a reporter with the baltimore sun that the n.s.a. was spying on u.s. citizens he was later found innocent freedom is extraordinarily precious he was a featured speaker along with the government accountability project director jesselyn radack manning friend and co-founder of the bradley manning support network david house duty author and stop before us and journalist chris hedges and others. are. a lot of what anyone feels about probably many everyone in america the beach boys whistleblower is of course transparency probably many of us an example of a young soldier if he was alleged to have blown the whistle so there are kids everywhere for sure he had a good opinion of the young man and the point of the events to raise awareness in court but also to raise money donations and book sales someone even donated a bottle of wine in california a white called screw everything raised here will go to the bradley manning defense fund ever since nine eleven i've been concerned that our civil liberties are in
jeopardy and it's pretty obvious that. this is where i came from massachusetts to. here in support of several georgetown law students and professors attended the event many knew very little about manning beforehand i learned more than more knowledge and i came here with it's very important for me to be here to see you have a lot of faith with the whistle blowers. to have a good discussion here i discussion about a young man his future and the future of a country's laws and legacy. in washington christine freeze out r t. a look at some international news in briefs now at least twenty six students have been killed in northeast nigeria as a gunman opened fire in halls of residence the attacks come a day after an operation against an islamist militant group in the town the organization is behind attacks on christians on churches and is reportedly responsible for over six hundred deaths this year. six crew members have been
arrested after a pleasure boat and a ferry collided off the coast of hong kong killing thirty seven people the pleasure boat was carrying more than one hundred passengers to watch fireworks in the city's harbor the ferry was mostly hand i mentioned but the boat sank with people trapped inside. protests and strikes have rocked tunisia as hundreds hit the streets to blame the government for failing to fix the faltering economy the birthplace of the arab spring has had renewed rallies against deteriorating living conditions and perceived government neglect protests have spread across the country of several regions are demonstrations in support of a number of activists who have been arrested and in just a minute dimitrov be here with the latest business update.
was. i was in the middle of russia's north crewing from civilization in a three hour helicopter train from the nearest village. these stolen family have been living here for a long time in tents made of reindeer skins. look . lodging runs in a signal and minutes they also grew up in the but left it at the age of six and never returned they now live in the city in apartment building but still remember their regions.
was planted here is a dancing teacher. was. nice to know he's done since he tells the stories about his motherland. lives in europe to now has a one thousand strong reindeer herd when the enemy saw the lichen and marks around it is gather their turns and move to another posture they travel hundreds of kilometers in winter we men and children for them. the two families have less of a chance to come across each other they belong to different worlds even though there's sometimes a similar. load
welcome to the business updates on r.t. with me to make sure that the dog present in a person continues criticizing the e use of third energy package that are just reminders of visitors separating gas transportation from production and sales now this also comes as the u.s. launched an anti trust probe again. gasp raman deliver putin says separating transportation could lead to a financial collapse in the us. but you have to guess transportation business is separated. it exists only through subsidies from production and seals as a business transport is not that attractive in a third energy package separates it which is dangerous. all right let's take
a look at what's happening on the markets this hour another fifteen minutes left on the clock in russia and we are seeing a pretty gloomy trading session but that's after a very positive one on the monday where both my six and the r.t.s. games two percent now this pessimism is also fueled by a forecast from the economics ministry that the capital outflows this year could account to amount to around sixty five billion dollars and that's up to eighteen billion left the country last year now over the united states we've seen the beginning of trade on a mix flat notes on one hand there's housing prices which of gone up the highest level in six months on the other hand there's also a correction after yesterday's positive session over in europe there's a lot so far hype over. the reports by reuters citing unnamed sources in europe that spain would soon ask for a sovereign bailout and this has been driving the markets forward as they were
expecting more stimulus from central banks but right now this hype has gone down and the steam is off and we're seeing from lot of session. on the currencies markets this is still this report about spain with ours for a very low still pushing the euro higher at one point twenty nine and the russian ruble is still losing value against both currencies up to gaining some in the previous age. now t.n. k.b.p.s. russia's third largest oil producer. it's half owned by b.p. and the russian shareholders a group now b.p. wants to get out of this joint venture and there are two contenders to buy its fifty percent stake that's the russian shareholders and rosneft analysts say what's next when i do really think. our would be able to buy out the piece here it's too large so the only real scenario i think right now it would
be discussion how really rose nearly twelve by mistake from one. from b.p. so rosneft could become number one on the company in the world as a result of this deal potentially but it would be very creative for shareholders of rosneft i don't know i don't think so. or answer from the business team for now coming up next on our team just a few seconds we speak to a british m.p. who is suspended from parliament after accusing cabinet ministers of lying over u.k. policy in afghanistan. a british member of parliament was recently thrown out of the house of commons after he accused ministers of lying in the military policy in afghanistan paul flynn is with me now but before we talk to him let's just see a clip of the video that got him barred from parliament.